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Author De Waal, Ariane.

Title Theatre on Terror : Subject Positions in British Drama / Ariane de Waal.

Publication Info. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (305 pages).
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Series Contemporary Drama in English Studies ; 27
Contemporary Drama in English Studies ; 27.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Theoretical Framework -- 3. Home-Front Plays: Subject Positions in the British Terror City -- 4. Front-Line Plays: Positioning 'Self', 'Other', and Other Selves in Iraq and Afghanistan -- 5. Conclusion -- Works Cited -- General Index -- Index of Plays.
Summary In a moment of intense uncertainty surrounding the means, ends, and limits of (countering) terrorism, this study approaches the recent theatres of war through theatrical stagings of terror. Theatre on Terror: Subject Positions in British Drama charts the terrain of contemporary subjectivities both 'at home' and 'on the front line'. Beyond examining the construction and contestation of subject positions in domestic and (sub)urban settings, the book follows border-crossing figures to the shifting battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. What emerges through the analysis of twenty-one plays is not a dichotomy but a dialectics of 'home' and 'front', where fluid, uncontainable subjects are constantly pushing the contours of conflict. Revising the critical consensus that post-9/11 drama primarily engages with 'the real', Ariane de Waal argues that these plays navigate the complexities of the discourse - rather than the historical or social realities - of war and terrorism. British 'theatre on terror' negotiates, inflects, and participates in the discursive circulation of stories, idioms, controversies, testimonies, and pieces of (mis)information in the face of global insecurities.
Language In English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Subject English drama -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Terror in art.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Indexed Term (Produktform)Electronic book text
(Zielgruppe)Fachpublikum/ Wissenschaft
(BISAC Subject Heading)LIT013000
(BISAC Subject Heading)LIT004120: LIT004120 LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Britisches Gegenwartstheater
Elfter September
Contemporary British Theatre; 9/11; Terror; Subject Positions; Drama
Contemporary British Theatre
Subject Positions
(Produktrabattgruppe)PR: rabattbeschränkt/Bibliothekswerke
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: bundle 9783110517095
EPUB 9783110515435
print 9783110515121
ISBN 9783110517088
Standard No. 10.1515/9783110517088